List of colonial governors of Angola

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Map of Angola.
Coat of arms of Portuguese Angola

This is a list of European (Portuguese and Dutch) colonial administrators responsible for the territory of Portuguese Angola, an area equivalent to modern-day Republic of Angola.

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(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Notes
Portuguese Suzerainty
Angola Donatária
(São Paulo de Loanda)
Colony
1 February 1575 to 1589 Paulo Dias de Novais, Donatário  
Portuguese West Africa Crown Colony
1589 to 1591 Luís Serrão, Governor  
1591 to June 1592 André Ferreira Pereira, Governor  
June 1592 to 1593 Francisco de Almeida, Governor  
1593 to 1594 Jerónimo de Almeida, Governor  
1594 to 1602 João Furtado de Mendonça, Governor  
1602 to 1603 João Rodrigues Coutinho, Governor  
1603 to 1606 Manuel Cerveira Pereira, Governor 1st Term
1606 to September 1607 ..., Governor  
September 1607 to 1611 Manuel Pereira Forjaz, Governor  
1611 to 1615 Bento Banha Cardoso, Governor  
1615 to 1617 Manuel Cerveira Pereira, Governor 2nd Term
1617 to 1621 Luís Mendes de Vasconcelos, Governor  
1621 to 1623 João Correia de Sousa, Governor  
1623 to 1623 Pedro de Sousa Coelho, Governor  
1623 to 1624 Simão de Mascarenhas, Governor  
1624 to 4 September 1630 Fernão de Sousa, Governor  
4 September 1630 to 1635 Manuel Pereira Coutinho, Governor  
1635 to 18 October 1639 Francisco de Vasconcelos da Cunha, Governor  
18 October 1639 to 1641 Pedro César de Meneses, Governor  
1641 to October 1645 In opposition to the Dutch
October 1645 to 1646 Francisco de Souto-Maior, Governor In opposition to the Dutch
Dutch Suzerainty
Dutch West Africa
1641 to 1642 Pieter Moorthamer, Director  
1642 to 1648 Cornelis Hendrikszoon Ouman, Director  
Portuguese Suzerainty
1646 to 24 August 1648 Triumvirate Junta  
24 August 1648 to 1651 Salvador Correia de Sá e Benavides, Governor  
1651 to March 1652 ..., acting Governor  
March 1652 to 1653 Rodrigo de Miranda Henriques, Governor  
1653 to October 1654 Bartolomeu de Vasconcelos da Cunha, acting Governor  
October 1654 to 18 April 1658 Luís Mendes de Sousa Chichorro, Governor  
18 April 1658 to 1661 João Fernandes Vieira, Governor  
1661 to September 1666 André Vidal de Negreiros, Governor  
September 1666 to February 1667 Tristão da Cunha, Governor  
February 1667 to August 1669 Junta  
August 1669 to 1676 Francisco de Távora, Governor  
1676 to 1680 Pires de Saldanha de Sousa e Meneses, Governor  
1680 to 1684 João da Silva e Sousa, Governor  
1684 to 1688 Luís Lobo da Silva, Governor  
1688 to 1691 João de Lencastre, Governor  
1691 to 1694 Gonçalo da Costa de Alcáçova Carneiro de Meneses, Governor  
1694 to 1697 Henrique Jacques de Magalhães, Governor  
1697/1698 to 1701 Luís César de Meneses, Governor  
1701 to 1702 Bernardino de Távora de Sousa Tavares, Governor  
1705 to 1709 Lourenço de Almada, Governor  
1709 to 1713 António de Saldanha de Albuquerque Castro e Ribafria, Governor  
1713 to 1717 João Manuel de Noronha, Governor  
1717 to 1722 Henrique de Figueiredo e Alarcão, Governor  
1722 to 1725 António de Albuquerque Coelho de Carvalho, Governor  
1725 to 1726 José Carvalho da Costa, acting Governor  
1726 to 1732 Paulo Caetano de Albuquerque, Governor  
1732 to 1738 Rodrigo César de Meneses, Governor  
1738 to 1748 João Joaquim Jacques de Magalhães, Governor  
1748 to 1749 Fonseca Coutinho, acting Governor  
1749 to 1753 António de Almeida Portugal, 4th Count of Avintes, 1st Marquis of Lavradio, Governor  
1753 to 1758 António Álvares da Cunha, Governor  
1758 to 1764 António de Vasconcelos, Governor  
1764 to 1772 Francisco Inocéncio de Sousa Coutinho, Governor  
1772 to 1779 António de Lencastre, Governor  
1779 to 1782 José Gonçalo da Gama, Governor
or João de Camâra, Governor
 
1782 to 1784 Juntas  
1784 to 1790 José José de Almeida e Vasconcellos de Soveral e Carvalho, 1st Baron of Moçâmedes, Governor  
1790 to 1797 Manuel de Almeida e Vasconcelos de Soveral e Carvalho da Maia Soares de Albergaria, 1st Count of a Lapa, Governor  
1797 to 1802 Miguel António de Melo, Governor  
1802 to 1806 Fernando António de Noronha, Governor  
1806 to 1807 ..., Governor  
1807 to 1810 António de Saldanha da Gama, Governor  
1810 to 1815 José de Oliveira Barbosa, Governor  
1816 to 1819 Luís da Mota Fêo e Torres, Governor  
1819 to 1821 Manuel Vieira Tovar de Albuquerque, Governor  
1821 to 1822 Joaquim Inácio de Lima, Governor  
1822 to 1823 Junta  
1823 to 1823 Cristóvão Avelino Dias, Governor  
1823 to 1829 Nicolau de Abreu Castelo-Branco, Governor  
1829 to 1834 José Maria de Sousa Macedo Almeida e Vasconcelos, 1st Baron of Santa Comba Dão, Governor  
1834 to 1836 Junta  
1836 to 1836 Domingos Saldanha de Oliveira Daun, Governor  
1837 to 1839 Bernardo Vidal, Governor-General  
1839 to 1839 António Manuel de Noronha, Governor-General  
1839 to 1842 Manuel Eleutério Malheiro, acting Governor-General  
1842 to 1843 José Xavier Bressane Leite, Governor-General  
1843 to 1845 Lorenço Germack Possolo, Governor-General  
1845 to 1848 Pedro Alexandrino da Cunha, Governor-General  
1848 to 1851 Adrião de Silveiro Pinto, Governor-General  
1851 to 1853 António Sérgio de Sousa, Governor-General  
1853 to 1853 António Ricardo Graça, Governor-General  
1853 to 1854 Miguel Ximenez Rodrigues Sandoval de Castro e Vargas, 1st Viscount of Pinheiro, Governor-General  
1854 to 1860 José Rodrigues Coelho do Amaral, Governor-General 1st Term
1860 to 1861 Carlos Augusto Franco, Governor-General  
1861 to 1862 Sebastião Lopes de Calheiros e Meneses, Governor-General  
1862 to 1865 José Baptista de Andrade, Governor-General 1st Term
1865 to 1868 Francisco António Gonçalves Cardoso, Governor-General  
1868 to 1869 ..., Governor-General  
1869 to 1870 José Rodrigues Coelho do Amaral, Governor-General 2nd Term
1870 to 1873 José Maria da Ponte e Horta, Governor-General  
1873 to 1876 José Baptista de Andrade, Governor-General 2nd Term
1876 to 1878 Caetano Alexandre de Almeida e Albuquerque, Governor-General  
1878 to 1880 Vasco Guedes de Carvalho e Meneses, Governor-General  
1880 to 1882 António Eleutério Dantas, Governor-General  
1882 to 14 February 1885 Francisco Joaquim Ferreira do Amaral, Governor-General  
Portuguese West Africa Colony
14 February 1885 to 1886 Francisco Joaquim Ferreira do Amaral, Governor-General  
1886 to 1892 Guilherme Augusto de Brito Capelo, Governor-General 1st Term
25 August 1892 to September 1893 Jaime Lobo de Brito Godins, acting Governor-General  
1893 to 1896 Álvaro Ferreira, Governor-General  
1896 to 1897 Gilherme Auguste de Brito Capelo, Governor-General 2nd Term
1897 to 1900 António Duarte Ramada Curto, Governor-General 1st Term
1900 to 1903 Francisco Xavier Cabral de Oliveira Moncada, Governor-General  
1903 to 1904 Eduardo Augusto Ferreira da Costa, Governor-General 1st Term
1904 to 1904 Custódio Miguel de Borja, Governor-General  
1904 to 1905 António Duarte Ramada Curto, acting Governor-General 2nd Term
1905 to 1906 Caminho de Ferro de Mossámedes, Governor-General  
1906 to 1907 Eduardo Augusto Ferreira da Costa, Governor-General 2nd Term
June 1907 to June 1909 Henrique Mitchell de Paiva Couceiro, Governor-General  
1909 to 1909 Álvaro António da Costa Ferreira, acting Governor-General  
1909 to 1910 José Augusto Alves Roçadas, Governor-General  
1910 to 1911 Caetano Francisco Cláudio Eugénio Gonçalves, acting Governor-General  
1911 to 1912 Manuel Maria Coelho, Governor-General  
1912 to 15 August 1914 José Mendes Ribeiro Norton de Matos, Governor-General  
Angola Colony
15 August 1914 to 1915 José Mendes Ribeiro Norton de Matos, Governor-General  
1915 to 1916 António Júlio da Costa Pereira de Eça, Governor-General  
1916 to 1917 Pedro Francisco Massano de Amorim, Governor-General  
1917 to 1918 Jaime Alberto de Castro Morais, Governor-General  
1918 to 1919 Filomeno da Câmara Melo Cabral, Governor-General  
1919 to 1920 Mimoso Guerra, acting Governor-General  
1920 to 1921 Francisco Coelho do Amaral Reis, 1st Viscount of Pedralva, Governor-General  
1921 to 1924 José Mendes Ribeiro Norton de Matos, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1924 to 1924 João Augusto Crispiniano Soares, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1924 to 1926 Francisco Cunha Rêgo Chaves, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1926 to 1928 António Vicente Ferreira, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1928 to 1929 António Damas Mora, acting High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1929 to 1931 Filomeno da Câmara Melo Cabral, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1931 to 1933 José Dionisio Carneiro de Sousa e Faro, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1933 to 1934 Eduardo Ferreira Viana, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1934 to 1935 Júlio Garcês de Lencastre, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1936 to 1940 António Lopes Mateus, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1940 to 1942 Manuel da Cunha e Costa Marques Mano, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1942 to 1942 Abel de Abreu Souto-Maior, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1942 to 1943 Álvaro de Freitas Morna, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1943 to 1943 Manuel Pereira Figueira, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1943 to 1947 Vasco Lopes Alves, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1947 to 1947 Fernando Mena, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1948 to 11 June 1951 José Agapito de Silva Carvalho, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
Angola Overseas Province of Portugal
11 June 1951 to 1955 José Agapito de Silva Carvalho, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1955 to 1956 Manuel de Gusmão Mascarenhas Gaivão, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
1957 to 15 January 1960 Horácio José de Sá Viana Rebelo, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
15 January 1960 to 23 June 1961 Álvaro Rodrigues da Silva Tavares, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
23 June 1961 to 26 September 1962 Venâncio Augusto Deslandes, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
26 September 1962 to 27 October 1966 Silvino Silvério Marques, High Commissioner and Governor-General 1st Term
27 October 1966 to October 1972 Camilo Augusto de Miranda Rebocho Vaz, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
October 1972 to May 1974 Fernando Augusto Santos e Castro, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
May 1974 to 15 June 1974 Joaquim Franco Pinheiro, acting High Commissioner and Governor-General  
15 June 1974 to 24 July 1974 Silvino Silvério Marques, High Commissioner and Governor-General 2nd Term
24 July 1974 to 29 November 1974 António Alva Rosa Coutinho, acting High Commissioner and Governor-General  
29 November 1974 to 28 January 1975 António Alva Rosa Coutinho, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
28 January 1975 to 2 August 1975 António Silva Cardoso, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
2 August 1975 to 26 August 1975 Ernesto Ferreira de Macedo, acting High Commissioner and Governor-General  
26 August 1975 to 10 November 1975 Leonel Cardoso, High Commissioner and Governor-General  
10/11 November 1975 Independence as People's Republic of Angola

For continuation after independence, see: List of heads of state of Angola

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